Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.
Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.
Monday, October 21
Cheetah Conservation Fund — 18th Annual DC Gala
Hyatt Regency Crystal City (2799 Richmond Highway)
Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Laurie Marker, the executive director and founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, for the 18th annual D.C. gala. VIP guests will enjoy an intimate gathering with Dr. Marker and the cheetah ambassador from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Chuck Rosenberg on the Rule of Law
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2:30-4 p.m.
Former federal prosecutor and senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg will give a discussion on current events, including his analysis of the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Free to attend.
Tuesday, October 22
Love is Love Book Club
Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 7-8 p.m.
This book club, which meets on the fourth Monday of each month, meets at the Shirlington library for a group discussion of LGBTQIA+ books. Bring your own books to share and compare. The free group is open to anyone ages eighteen and older.
Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour
Boeser Group and Nicole McNabb Realty (1934 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn about the pros and cons of buying and renting a property at this workshop, with refreshments provided. In addition, learn about how you get a $1500 credit towards closing a lease. Free, with advanced RSVP recommended.
Wednesday, October 23
Write Your Own Obituary
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Join licensed mortician Jamie T. Arthurs at the Columbia Pike library to explore the benefits of planning end-of-life events, including workshopping how to write your own obituary. Free, with attendance on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Small Business Roundtable
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (2009 14th Street N.)
Time: 11:45 a.m.- 1 p.m.
This monthly, free, small business roundtable offers an educational opportunity to local business owners. This month’s topic is “Create a Marketing Plan – No Matter the Stage of Your Business.” Free to attend, with RSVP recommended.
Thursday, October 24
Beckett’s Pumpkin Carving
Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street)
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Join Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub for a night of pumpkin carving. Prizes awarded to the best pumpkin. Pumpkins provided, with advanced registration required. After the carving, make a night of it with late-night whiskey flights.
Pitch a Friend
Wilson Hardware (2915 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8-10 p.m.
“Like Shark Tank, but for your single friends.” If you’ve got a friend who you think would make a great match for someone, you’ll have 3 minutes to present on why someone should date them. Then, mingle to your heart’s content. RSVP required.
Friday, October 25
Haunted House Food Drive
Fort Ethan Allen Park (4228 N. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Run by scouts from local Troop 104, this haunted house is fun for all ages. Instead of an entrance fee, the event requires a food donation for AFAC. Suggested donations include canned tuna, canned soups, cereal, and peanut butter.
Saturday, October 26
Quincy Park (1021 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2-5 p.m.
This free fall festival is open to everyone and will feature moon bounces, games, and candy, with coffee provided for adults. Hosted by Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.
Become a Memorable Speaker and Leader
Marymount University Ballston Campus (1000 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Join Toastmasters International for this forum on how to write and present a memorable speech, use improv to connect with your audience, and become a motivational leader. $40.
Walker Chapel United Methodist Church (4102 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
This festival will feature vendors selling clothing, furniture, outdoor and household items, crafts, jewelry, and more. The cafe will be open to serve breakfast and lunch, and all proceeds go to charity.
Bike & Brews for Boobs
Ryde by Revolve Fitness (1025 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Sweat for a cause at this 45 minute spin class, followed by a celebration of brews and snacks from Bakeshop & Screwtop Wine Bar. $28, with a raffle drawing as well.
Sunday, October 27
Dogma’s 10th Annual Trick or Treat
Dogma at The Village at Shirlington (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 2-4 p.m.
It’s been a full decade of Trick or Treating with your pet with Dogma! This year, start at Dogma, get your map, and trick or treat throughout Shirlington Village. $12.